Auriga constellation lies in the northern hemisphere. Its name means “the charioteer” in Latin.  The constellation got this name because its major stars form a shape similar to that of the pointed helmet of a charioteer.

Auriga constellation lies in the northern hemisphere. Its name means “the charioteer” in Latin. The constellation got this name because its major stars form a shape similar to that of the pointed helmet of a charioteer.

Flaming Star Nebula, an emission/reflection nebula is 1,500 light years away in the constellation Auriga.  It is 51 light years across.

Flaming Star Nebula, an emission/reflection nebula is 1,500 light years away in the constellation Auriga. It is 51 light years across.

Open Cluster M36 (also known as Messier Object 36, Messier 36, M36, or NGC 1960) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. M36 is at a distance of about 4,100 light years away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.

Open Cluster M36 (also known as Messier Object 36, Messier 36, M36, or NGC 1960) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654. M36 is at a distance of about 4,100 light years away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.

Auriga Constellation ZODIAC Star Chart ASTRONOMY Astrology Digitally Remastered Fine Art Print/Poster

Auriga Constellation ZODIAC Star Chart ASTRONOMY Astrology Digitally Remastered Fine Art Print/Poster

Flaming Star NebulaThis is the magnificent IC 405 or Flaming Star Nebula. It’s a diffuse nebula located in the Auriga constellation. The nebula mainly surrounds the star AE Aurigae and gives the impression that the star is burning, hence its name. (Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)

Flaming Star NebulaThis is the magnificent IC 405 or Flaming Star Nebula. It’s a diffuse nebula located in the Auriga constellation. The nebula mainly surrounds the star AE Aurigae and gives the impression that the star is burning, hence its name. (Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)

Tadpole Nebula Auriga Constellation outer space Lunch Box: click/tap to buy

Tadpole Nebula, Auriga Constellation, outer space Lunch Box

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Capella is known to be the sixth brightest star in our sky, and beams a glorious golden color.

Capella is known to be the sixth brightest star in our sky, and beams a glorious golden color.

A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. As WISE scanned the sky, capturing this mosaic of stitched-together frames, it happened to catch an asteroid in our solar system passing by. The asteroid, called 1719 Jens, left tracks across the image, seen as a line of yellow-green dots.

A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. As WISE scanned the sky, capturing this mosaic of stitched-together frames, it happened to catch an asteroid in our solar system passing by. The asteroid, called 1719 Jens, left tracks across the image, seen as a line of yellow-green dots.

Flaming Star Nebula This is the magnificent IC 405 or Flaming Star Nebula. It’s a diffuse nebula located in the Auriga constellation. The nebula mainly surrounds the star AE Aurigae which gives the impression that the star is burning. (Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)

Flaming Star Nebula This is the magnificent IC 405 or Flaming Star Nebula. It’s a diffuse nebula located in the Auriga constellation. The nebula mainly surrounds the star AE Aurigae which gives the impression that the star is burning. (Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)

Messier 36 (also known as Open Cluster M36, Messier Object 36, Messier 36,M36, or NGC 1960) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It is about 4,100 light years away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.

Messier 36 (also known as Open Cluster M36, Messier Object 36, Messier 36,M36, or NGC 1960) is an open cluster in the Auriga constellation. It is about 4,100 light years away from Earth and is about 14 light years across. There are at least sixty members in the cluster. The cluster is very similar to the Pleiades cluster (M45), and if it were the same distance from Earth it would be of similar magnitude.

A panoramic view of a region in the Auriga constellation reveals many celestial wonders.

A panoramic view of a region in the Auriga constellation reveals many celestial wonders.

This patch of sky in the constellation of Auriga is home to a cluster of young stars and the remainder of the cloud of gas and dust from which they were hatched. The cluster, consisting of the band of stars to the lower-left of center, is referred to as NGC 1893. The ultraviolet light produced by these stars powers the nebula. Atoms of hydrogen and other elements in the nebula are made to emit their own light after being excited by this starlight, a sort of cosmic black-light effect. The…

The Tapdole Nebula Wall Tapestry

This patch of sky in the constellation of Auriga is home to a cluster of young stars and the remainder of the cloud of gas and dust from which they were hatched. The cluster, consisting of the band of stars to the lower-left of center, is referred to as NGC 1893. The ultraviolet light produced by these stars powers the nebula. Atoms of hydrogen and other elements in the nebula are made to emit their own light after being excited by this starlight, a sort of cosmic black-light effect. The…

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